Associate Professor (1998)

Professor Guber’s teaching and research interests include U.S. national elections and electoral behavior, public opinion, and environmental politics. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Public Opinion QuarterlyEnvironmental PoliticsAmerican Behavioral ScientistSocial Science QuarterlySociety & Natural Resources, and the Journal of Policy History. Her book, The Grassroots of a Green Revolution: Polling America on the Environment, was published by The MIT Press in 2003.

Her most recent publications focus on climate change and explore the consequences of party polarization, the relationship between elite opinion leaders and the masses, and the dynamics of public attention. 

In addition to her position in the Department of Political Science, she is an affiliate with the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont, and a member of the Climate Social Science Network (CSSN), headquartered at Brown University.

Publications

  • Deborah Lynn Guber. 2021. “Public Opinion and the Classical Tradition: Redux in the Digital Age,” Public Opinion Quarterly, 85 (4): 1103-1127. DOI: 10.1093/poq/nfab053. Published online: November 25, 2021.
  • Deborah Lynn Guber, Jeremiah Bohr & Riley E. Dunlap. 2020. “‘Time to Wake Up’: Climate Change Advocacy in a Polarized Congress, 1996-2015.” Environmental Politics, DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2020.1786333.
  • Deborah Lynn Guber. 2017. “Partisan Cueing and Polarization in Public Opinion about Climate Change.” In, The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.306.
  • Deborah Lynn Guber. 2013. “A Cooling Climate for Change? Party Polarization and the Politics of Global Warming.” American Behavioral Scientist, 57 (1): 93-115.
  • Deborah Lynn Guber and Christopher J. Bosso. 2012. “Issue Framing, Agenda-Setting, and Environmental Discourse.” In, The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy, Michael E. Kraft and Sheldon Kamieniecki, editors. New York: Oxford University Press, 437-460.
  • Deborah Lynn Guber and Christopher J. Bosso. 2012. “’High Hopes and Bitter Disappointment:’ Public Discourse and the Limits of the Environmental Movement in Climate Change Politics.” In, Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century, 8th edition. Norman J. Vig, and Michael E. Kraft, eds. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 54-82.
  • Deborah Lynn Guber. 2010. “’Make of Them Grand Parks, Owned in Common’: The Role of Newspaper Editorials in Promoting the Adirondack Park, 1864-1894.” Journal of Policy History, 22 (4): 423-449.
  • Deborah Lynn Guber and Christopher J. Bosso. 2009. “Past the Tipping Point: Debating the Future of Public Discourse on the Environment.” In, Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century, 7th edition. Norman J. Vig, and Michael E. Kraft, eds. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 51-74.
  • Deborah Lynn Guber and Christopher J. Bosso.* 2007. “Framing ANWR: Citizens, Consumers, and the Privileged Position of Business.” In, Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interests in the American Political System. Michael E. Kraft and Sheldon Kamieniecki, editors. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 35-60.
  • Christopher J. Bosso and Deborah Lynn Guber. 2005. “Maintaining Presence: Environmental Advocacy and the Permanent Campaign.” In, Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century, 6th edition. Norman J. Vig, and Michael E. Kraft, eds. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 78-99.
  • Deborah Lynn Guber. 2003. The Grassroots of a Green Revolution: Polling America on the Environment. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
  • Christopher J. Bosso and Deborah Lynn Guber. 2003. “The Boundaries and Contours of American Environmental Activism.” In, Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century, 5th edition. Norman J. Vig, and Michael E. Kraft, eds. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 79-101.
  • Deborah Lynn Guber. 2001. “Voting Preferences and the Environment in the American Electorate.” Society & Natural Resources, 14 (6): 455-469.
  • Deborah Lynn Guber. 2001. “Environmental Voting in the American States: A Tale of Two Initiatives.” State and Local Government Review, 33 (2): 120-132.
  • Deborah Lynn Guber. 1999. “Getting What You Pay For: The Debate Over Equity in Public School Expenditures.” Journal of Statistics Education, 7 (2).
  • Deborah Lynn Guber. 1996. “Environmental Concern and the Dimensionality Problem: A New Approach to an Old Predicament.” Social Science Quarterly, 77 (3): 644-662.
Deb Guber by a tree on a sunny day

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

American Politics, National Elections, Electoral Behavior and Public Opinion

Education

  • A.B., Smith College
  • M.A., M.Phil., Yale University
  • Ph.D., Yale University

Contact

Phone:
  • 802.656.4062
Office Location:

Old Mill Room 519

Website(s):
  1. Faculty Website